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RE: Sick Russian!!! HELP!

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Posted by: joeysgreen at Sun Aug 28 17:37:18 2005  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by joeysgreen ]  
   

Some questions... are you new to tortoises? Describe your setup, hidespots, diet, appetite, temperatures, humidity, stool consistency ect

With any new reptile a vet visit is a good idea; at least for a stool sample if nothing appears wrong. A vet that is already familiar with tortoises should be able to compare yours to what is normal, give a thorough exam, and suggest any diagnostics that may reveal what is happening inside your tortoise. The description of a lethargic tortoise can mean lots, as you mentioned it may be as simple as heat avoidance. I can tell you that even on the hottest days (although I am in Canada )my russians still head toward the food dish whenever it's filled.

Keep us updated, and with some more information we should be able to help you further

Ian


   

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